Phi Mu Vibrant

Phi Mu at a Glance

Phi Mu was founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. and is the second oldest sorority in the nation. We have provided social opportunities, a support network, and personal enrichment resources to members for over 150 years.  In that time over 175,000 Phi Mu women have been vibrant members of college campuses and we have chartered over 228 chapters.

At a Glance

 

Our Greek Letters: ΦΜ

Our Identity: Vibrant - Phi Mu Fraternity is a vibrant values-based women's organization. Our purpose is found in the principles of love, honor, and truth. We pursue the interests and purpose of women on collegiate campuses and in our communities. The promise of our mutual efforts is a lifetime of sisterhood. We are individuals, leaders, philanthropists and friends.

 

Our Founders: Phi Mu was founded by Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel), Mary Ann DuPont (Lines) and Martha Bibb Hardaway (Redding).

 

Our Founders' Day: March 4

 

Our Badge: The Phi Mu Badge is a uniquely shaped shield of gold overlaid with a black shield bearing the two bonds, three stars, a hand clasping a heart and the Greek letters "Phi Mu."

 

Our Colors: Rose and White. This choice can be dated back to the early days of the Philomathean Society and was most likely made by the charter members.

 

Our Phi Pin: The Phi pin (or provisional/new member pin) is a black and gold shield with the Greek letter Φ.

 

Our Symbol: The barbed quatrefoil is Phi Mu's symbol. It is a unique shape and can be traced back to early European design.

 

Our Coat of Arms: Designed in 1904 by Annie Laurie Mallory (Parker), Alpha, assisted by Louise Monning (Elliott), Alpha.

 

Our Open Motto: "Les Soeurs Fideles," or "The Faithful Sisters." 

 

Our Flower: The rose-colored carnation. While the rose-colored carnation in the language of flowers refers to "women's love and sisterhood," Lillian Estes (Davis), Alpha, Grand Historian 1907-1908, wrote that "pink carnations are, and always have been, the emblematic flower."

 

Our Mascot: Lions have always been a part of our history and are also shown on our Coat of Arms. Our mascot, which we affectionately call "Sir Fidel," is a name adapted from our open motto, Les Soeurs Fideles. Sir Fidel was created in 1973.

 

Our Creed: Phi Mu's Creed was submitted by sisters of the Mu Chapter and was adopted at the 1916 National Convention. The Creed is credited to Grace Lumpkin, Mu.

Our Headquarters: Phi Mu National Headquarters, located in Peachtree City, Ga., is home to both Phi Mu Fraternity and Phi Mu Foundation. The 31,672 square foot building houses our leadership training center, library, conference rooms and office space. It also contains a museum, displaying many Phi Mu artifacts and memorabilia that span throughout our history.

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